Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
1) One is not permitted to eat when his dead is lying before him.
(a) What are his four options in order of priority?2)
(a) When is he Patur from the Mitzvos, and when is he Chayav?Rabban Shimon ben Gamliel says 'Mitoch she'Nischayav be'Eilu, Nischayav be'Chulan'.
(b) What is the Machlokes between him and the Tana Kama?Rav Papa and Rav Ashi give two answers to this Kashya.
(d) What are they, and what is Rav Ashi's proof from "va'Yakam Avraham mei'Al Penei Meiso"?3)
(a) Is somebody who is guarding a dead body, Chayav to keep all the Mitzvos?4)
(a) What happens if two people are guarding the corpse?5)
(a) What may one not do when transporting the bones of a corpse for re-burial, and when is it permitted?6)
(a) What did Rebbi Chiya say to Rebbi Yonasan, when his Tzitzis were showing as he walked in a graveyard?
(a) What do we learn from the Pesukim ...The Pasuk in Shmuel writes about him that he went down and smote the lion in the pit on a snowy day.1. "u'Veneyahu ben Yehoyada* ben Ish Chai"*?(b) Who, when he died, left behind nobody like himself in either Beis Hamikdash?
(c) What are the two possible meanings of this Pasuk?8) Rebbi Chiya's sons were discussing whether or not, their deceased father was aware of their problems (of forgetting their learning), or not. One of them brought a proof from the Pasuk in Iyov "Yichbedu Vanav ve'Lo Yeida" (a proof which incidentally, is not refuted in the entire Sugya).
(a) What counter proof did the other one bring from the Pasuk (also in Iyov) "Ach Besaro Alav Yich'av, ve'Nafsho Alav Tis'abel", and why does the Gemara reject this proof?9)
(a) Besides telling Rebbi Ze'iri where to find his money, what favor did Rebbi Ze'iri's dead innkeeper ask of him?Shmuel's father went to the graveyard, to look for his deceased father, in order to discover where he had hidden the orphans' money for safekeeping.
(c) Why did he have difficulty in locating him?10)
(a) Why was Shmuel's father both laughing and crying at the same time, when he ultimately arrived?11)
(a) Why is there no proof from Shmuel's father, who knew that Shmuel was about to die, that the dead know what is happening in this world?We learnt earlier, that according to Rebbi Yonasan, the dead are not aware of what happens in this world.
(b) Based on the Pasuk in Devarim "va'Yomer Hashem Eilav, 'Zos ha'Aretz Asher Nishbati le'Avraham, le'Yitzchak u'le'Ya'akov *Leimor*, why does the Gemara think that Rebbi Yonasan must have retracted?